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Monsters in the Dark by Dr Matt Bothwell

Monsters in the Dark by Dr Matt Bothwell

Wednesday 30th June 2021 from 07:30am to 21:30pm

Online event by Letchworth & District Astronomical Society

Tonight’s talk will be given by Dr Matt Bothwell. Matt is our new Honorary President so this is a great opportunity to ‘meet’ him – well, as much as Zoom allows!

Giant elliptical galaxies are by far the biggest and rarest galaxies in the modern Universe. But how do they form? When astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to examine the formation of galaxies, peering back billions of years, there didn’t seem to be anything big enough to produce an elliptical giant. So where did they come from? Matt will talk about the journey of discovery that led to the discovery of a whole new species of galaxy: the monsters in the dark. Matt has a book coming out in November which will include much of the content of his talk, see this link.

There will be an update on society news, a tea break, and a Q&A/chat session. If time allows there will be an astronomy news update from Gordon Ewen.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 30/06/2021

Event organiser

Letchworth & District Astronomical Society

Letchworth & District Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Letchworth & District Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event.

Online event booking

Members only event but prospective members welcome, please get in touch to attend for free.

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